Installed my 1080's and did some preliminary tests with Witcher 3.
- At 4k, Witcher 3 is locked at 60 fps 99.9% of the time.
Mission accomplished lol. I literally skipped from area to area, testing with fraps. The only time is dropped below 60 is in the outskirts of Kaer Moren, where it dropped to 51 - 56 fps when fighting bears. I haven't seen it drop that "low" anywhere else.
- 1080s are WHISPER QUIET
. Let me say this again...my 1080's are QUIETER than my 980 Ti's
. Now, this probably means that my 980Ti's were working hard in Witcher and my 1080's do not have to work as hard, hence no need to ramp up the fans.
- Not sure how boosting in SLI works, but both cards boosted to 1886Mhz synchronized and stayed there
. I played Witcher 3 straight for 30 minutes, no drop in boost (other than when I hit the menu button).
All in all, this was a terrific purchase for me.
Not sure why there is so much hate for this card. Half the crap I expected (heat, boost, fan loudness, etc..) didn't even come to fruition. Make that ALL the crap I expected.
There is a downside though:
- The 1080 SLi setup, not sure by driver bug or not, lost HDMI audio output on the 2nd card. That means I have to use optical audio out instead of HDMI audio, which is a real bummer. Will have to look into 3rd party solutions.